Hometown: I grew up in Cannon Falls MN. My husband and I moved to Longville this summer from Hastings, MN
Past teaching experience/education: I taught at Red Wing High School the past 12 years. I have a BA in Humanities with a minor in Art History and Italian Language from the University of Minnesota (Duluth and Twin Cities) a M.ED degree in secondary education: assessment curriculum and instruction, and additional English and education credits from Metro State University and Carleton College.
What grades do you teach? I will have 9th grade English, 11th grade CIS Comp, and 12th grade CIS World Literature
Interests/Hobbies: I like to travel, cook, read, fish, watch baseball & football, music, theater, and spend time outside with family and friends.
What are you most looking forward to at Pine River-Backus?: As a new resident in the area I am looking forward to meeting the young people here and learning about their communities! (Oh, and I’m excited about the smaller class sizes, too!)
Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).